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For more information, please contact our Program Director:

Dr. Margaret Jones-Carey
B40 Plassmann Hall
(716) 375-4026
Email: mjonesca@sbu.edu

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Phone: (716) 375-2021

SCHOOL BUILDING LEADER CERTIFICATE

The SBL Advanced Certificate program is designed for elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors seeking to become school principals. This offering is 24 hours in length, and includes coursework in curriculum development, school finance and law, supervision, leadership and school-community relations. Six (6) hours of equivalent coursework may be accepted for transfer with the approval of the program director.

The SBL program is offered via a unique "hybrid" format. Each class meets 3 times (on Saturdays) per semester, with the rest of the course work completed online. The setting for these Saturday sessions alternates, by semester, between the University’s Olean and Hamburg locations. The SBL program offers fall starts and can be finished up in four semesters with no summer classes.  With program director approval, a spring semester start in the program may be possible.

The SBL program meets NY course requirements for SBL certification.

With six additional credits, SBL students can receive the MSED in Educational Leadership.

SBL program requirements

Admission to the SBL programs requires:

  • Master’s degree in education or a certification-related area, with a 3.0 or better GPA
  • Teacher or school counselor certification
  • Three years of K-12 school experience
  • References (two, at least one from a supervising principal or superintendent)
  • Interview & writing sample

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Program Brochure

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Siuta, Christopher R.

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Assistant Professor
ACADEMIC SCHOOL School of Education
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT Counselor Education
CONTACT INFORMATION Office Phone: (716) 375-2114
E-Mail: csiuta@sbu.edu 
OFFICE LOCATION B37 Plassmann Hall
COURSES TAUGHT
  • CE 500. Research Methods
  • CE 510. Introduction to the Profession of Counseling
  • CE 530. Techniques of Counseling
  • CE 550. Group Counseling
  • CE 560. Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • CE 610. Practicum in Counseling
  • CE 625A. Internship 1 Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CE 625B. Internship 2 Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CE 634. Interventions for School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • CE 636. Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CE 637. Management of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs
  • CE 649. Family and Couples Counseling
  • CE 651. Assessment and Counseling for Children
  • CE 652. Brief Therapy
  • CE 660. Special Topics in Counseling and Psychology 
  • Provide the EDUC 599J DASA Anti-Bullying mandated workshops at the Buffalo Center every fall and spring semesters.
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Capella University, 2007
  • MSED, Counselor Education, St. Bonaventure University, 1997
  • B.A., Psychology, State University College at Buffalo, 1995
OTHER EDUCATION

Certifications/Licensures/Trainings 

  • New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • New York State Permanent Certificate in School Counseling
  • New York State Trained Intensive In-Home Therapist-Home and Community Based Services Waiver
  • Approved Provider of Mandated Reporter Training on Child Abuse
  • Attended SAFE Schools and Violence Prevention Workshop
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • St. Bonaventure University, assistant professor, 2011-present 
  • Inspired Health Group, clinical mental health director, 2015-present
  • SportsMind Counseling, private psychotherapy practice, 2004-present
  • University at Buffalo, employee assistance program coordinator, December 2009-2013
  • University at Buffalo, senior trainer, 2007-2009
  • Medaille College, adjunct professor, 2006-2011
  • St. Bonaventure University, adjunct professor, 2005-2011
  • Canisius College, adjunct professor, 2004-2011
  • Stanley G. Falk School, school counselor/program coordinator, 2002-2006
  • Mid Erie Counseling and Treatment Services, child therapist, 1998-2000
  • Heritage Centers, recreation trainer, 1996-1997
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Scholarly Works

  • Published book chapter on ASCA Delivery Systems as found in textbook, Working with Students with Disabilities: Preparing School Counselors.
  • Published book chapter on Behavior Theory as found in textbook, Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Mental development coach to the Buffalo Bandits professional lacrosse team
  • Provide sport psychology services to high school, college, and professional athletes in the Western New York region.
  • Provide sport psychology services to athletes and teams for SBU Athletics
  • Liasion for Evergreen Health Services in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Liasion and volunteer for PUNT Foundation in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Memberships 

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA)
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